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Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
carried out chemical weapon attacks near damascus last week. obama said the u.s. had not yet decided whether to go ahead with military intervention. the permanent members of the un security council have held talks on a british resolution that could allow military action in syria, but that meeting has ended in deadlock. full report later on in the program. thousands gathered in washington to pay tribute to a historical day for civil rights in the u.s. 50 years ago, in 1960 three, the march on washington and martin luther king junior's iconic "i have a dream" speech changed history forever. i will be back in 30 minutes for more. now back to michelle in new york. >> thanks. despite the situation in syria, u.s. stock markets advanced today comer singh -- reversing two straight sessions of losses. the dow and nasdaq rose 0.4%. the s&p 500 gained 0.3%. we had a big syria fueled selloff yesterday. some traders saw this as a buying opportunity and jumped into the market. still believing the u.s. equity market will rain resilient or the lesser of all evils, the best place to invest. big gains
PBS
Aug 23, 2013 7:00pm PDT
conspiracy. barack obama told cnn that he saw the incident as a big event of grave concern. the forces loyal to the president were responsible for the attack. >> my hope is that access to the site i that the u.n. mission can investigate on the ground and shed light on the situation. i will go back to what banking moonset on this earlier. >> the political scandal that has gripped china for over a year now, after a final day of hearings on saturday, judges will be great. they are on charges of corruption and abuses of power. many believe that sentence could be reduced to life behind bars. the verdict is expected in early september. >> a video link in the courtroom to to put forward her version of events. on friday, she submitted pre- recorded evidence from prison as part of her husband lost trial. she says he was well aware of the bribes that she had been pocketing. >> she knew everything. everything we needed, we asked for his help. >> testimony that her husband described as crazy. she is accused of received 2.5 million euros from businessmen. he denied the charges leveled against him.
PBS
Aug 29, 2013 7:00pm PDT
dialogue. >> barack obama said on wednesday that no decision has been made on intervention. congress has been briefed by intelligence officials. angela merkel called on moscow for a quick, unanimous reaction. they agreed that the conflict could only be solved by political means. they sent six typhoon fighter jets to a break -- to a base in cyprus. they said the planes would not take part in a military action. russia has sent two ships to the eastern mediterranean to strengthen their naval presence there. in other world news, france has called an emergency council meeting after a surge of violence in the eastern democratic republic of congo after the death of a u.n. peacekeeper between rigid in clashes between rebels and in the city. they have blocked the bid behalf against sanctions -- blocked the bid for sanctions after territory vowed to defend itself in the violence against the united nations, declaring the shelling to have come from rural areas. the supreme court has rejected a challenge in presidential elections. they expressed disappointment, declaring the party will not abide
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Aug 26, 2013 7:00pm PDT
after barack obama warned chemical weapons were a red line that could trigger u.s. military action. they are hinting they could act without formal united nations backing with options ranging from stepping up military aid to the rebels to no-fly zones or tactical airstrikes on government targets. assad has some pretty strong allies. russia and iran. they warned this week and that it be a grave error. assad gave an interview to a russian newspaper. the u.s. can expect to fail. america has taken part in numerous wars, but has never been able to achieve the political objectives. i will begin on my right. we have jordan. welcome to the show. former u.s. state department official, you were based and damascus in the early 1990s. well acquainted with the middle eastern region. right next to you on your right, thank you for being here. assistant professor and a specialist at the american university here in paris. you are a researcher with france foundation for strategic research. last, but not least, joining me by celebrate -- satellite from tel aviv. i am glad you are there to give us your
PBS
Aug 7, 2013 7:00pm PDT
obama has canceled plans to meet with russian president vladimir putin in moscow next month. the move comes after russia granted temporary asylum to former national security agency contractor edward snowden. a white house official says obama
PBS
Aug 11, 2013 9:00am PDT
visited the united states of america and has good cooperation with president obama. i think this is something. but you know, between south and north korea, there are already fighting for 68. this is a long time ago. this is not a new game. this is an old game where they fight each other. so, she proposed that north korea would have a meeting that north korea already rejected. so, we have to see how to solve this problem. the third delay, just like taiwan, the vppp party. you know, in correa we had this kind of problem. this was more complicated, i think, you know? the opposition party wanted to talk with north korea, but in taiwan by said it was against talking with men in china. it is quite different, of course. >> we have read reports that president park has had personal relationships with many in taiwan, yourself included, of course. would you mind discussing some of your personal ties? >> this is a story that we have to trace back to her father's stage. no, 1966, i think it was february that the former president's and madame visited taiwan. at that time we say that they invited
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Aug 7, 2013 11:00pm PDT
>> u.s. president barack obama has canceled plans to meet with russian president vladimir putin in moscow next month. the move comes after russia granted temporary asylum to former natnal security agency ntractor edward snowden. a white house official says obama still plans to attend the g-20 economic summit in petersburg. putin's foreign-policy aide said that president obama's decision to cancel the meeting is disappointing. he says it is clear that the decision is linked to the snowden dispute. he said russia's invitation for obama to visit the country was still in force. they last met in june on the sidelines of the group of eight summit in northern ireland where they disagreed on the syrian crisis. in egypt and thousands of backers of the ousted mohamed morsi are currently camping out in cairo and holding daily protests outside security buildings. a bloodshed in the country may know her son and -- may now worsen. >> rallies supporting mohamed morsi continued on the final night of ramadan. for the first time, balloons joined morsi's pictures and egyptian flags conveying the mess
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Aug 20, 2013 7:00pm PDT
obama as well as larry page. >> we all voluntarily go on facebook and expose ourselves. >> mark zuckerberg has famously disregarded every privacy concern whenever he resets their privacy settings to public to get more marketing dollars. his concern is cute but not terribly credible. >> complaining that barack obama has paid only lip service so far, he says, to reforming the way that we look at all of those -- >> millions and billions of phone calls. >> the u.s. president went beyond his ongoing call to bring edwards noted to justice and promised to review other intelligence gathering. >> we can and must be more transparent. i direct the intelligence community to make public as much information about these programs as possible. we have declassified unprecedented information about the nsa, but we can go further. we will make public the legal rationale under section 215 of the patriot act. the nsa is taking steps to put in place a full-time civil liberties and privacy officer. and released information that details authorities and oversight. >> why does this fall short for you? >> i
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Aug 27, 2013 7:00pm PDT
warned that the obama administration would hold the searing government accountable for "the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians," the germ breed for intervu -- drumbeat for intervention is growing louder. a strike could come as early as thursday. officials are in the process right now of declassifying documents to justify that intervention. you just heard in the past few minutes those documents could be released in the next couple of days without a u.n. mandate. the white house insists barack obama has yet to make a decision but his actions including telephone diplomacy with australia and the french president franÇois holland suggest he is trying to forge and coordinated approach. his secretary of defense says the u.s. is ready to go with all military options. when and if the order comes down from the u.s. president. the uk, david cameron cut short his summer holiday recalled parliament to debate the response to the crisis. a vote is set for i thursday. tonight we are asking how it would be legally justified. is it even legal under international law? what would be the aim
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 7:00pm PDT
dream speech, president obama is set to get an address from the same spot in washington. kings march for jobs and freedom is considered the moment that calls for reforms. >> back in 1963, 250 thousand people came to washington to hear martin luther king demand equality for black americans. >> i have a dream. -- that my four little children will one day live in a nation what they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream. >> it wrapped -- it was a turning point for the civil rights movement putting it on the national agenda. less than a year later, lyndon b. johnson signed the civil rights act which outlined segregation. thousands of marchers converged on washington, d.c. commemorating the anniversary. the rally was led by kings son and held for action on jobs, voting rights, and gun violence. >> this is not the time for nostalgic celebration. the task is not done. the journey is not complete. we can and we must to do more. >> speakers paid tribute over the past five decades including barack obama as the first black president.
PBS
Aug 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
, making it clear that the obama administration will not hesitate to aggressively prosecute leakers. >> the sentence will mean a more years in prison. he will be eligible for -- for parole after serving one third of his sentence and will see -- receive credit for time served and when he was mistreated. >> the case has divided the country. some see him as a hero and some see him as a traitor. it seems like this case to put it lightly, hero or traitor in this case showed a deeply troubled young man who was calling out for help in many instances and a military that was tone deaf to that in many respects. how do you see this case? >> i think that was what the forward. this was a case about mitigating factors. he confessed to downloading and sharing the materials. he put forth this defense, i was confused and had some gender identity issues. it sort of put that forward as a way to get the sentence to be lower. i do not know if the confused like that in the military makes your hero. nor do i know yet if radley manning is a hero. -- radley manning is a hero. i am thankful for what he did.
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